The Burning Plain

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  106 min.
Release Date: October 16, 2009 (limited)
DVD: January 12, 2010

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Cast: Charlize Theron, Kim Basinger, Jennifer Lawrence, José Maria Yazpik, Joaquim de Almeida


Sylvia (Charlize Theron) is a beautiful restaurant manager whose cool, professional demeanor masks the sexually charged storm within. When a stranger from Mexico confronts her with her mysterious past, Sylvia is launched into a journey through space and time that inextricably connects her to these disparate characters, all of whom are grappling with their own romantic destinies.

In Mexico, a young motherless girl, Maria (Tessa Ia), lives happily with her father and his best friend until a tragic accident changes it all. In the New Mexico border town of Las Cruces, two teenagers, Mariana (Jennifer Lawrence) and Santiago (JD Pardo), find love in the aftermath of their parents' sudden deaths. In an abandoned trailer, a housewife, Gina (Kim Basinger), embarks on a passionate affair that will put Sylvia and the others on a collision course with the explosive power of forbidden love.

Director: Guillermo Arriaga
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes
Screenplay: Guillermo Arriaga
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